Using VagiSense®

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When to test with VagiSense®

You may use VagiSense® if you are of menstruating age and have any of the following symptoms:

  • Abnormal or excessive vaginal discharge
  • Vaginal itching or vaginal burning
  • Vaginal discharge with abnormal colour or unpleasant odour

To ensure valid results, VagiSense® should NOT be used in any of the following conditions:

  • It is less than one day before or the day after your period
  • There are signs of menstruation or any vaginal bleeding
  • It is less than 12 hours after sexual intercourse or vaginal douching
  • It is less than 72 hours after the application of vaginal preparations such as contraceptive creams or lubricants

If you are pregnant, consult your healthcare professional before using VagiSense®.

How to use VagiSense®

1
Wash and dry your hands.
2
Unwrap the individual VagiSense® test (swab). If the swab is damaged or the swab tip is stained, dispose of the test and use a new one.
3
Make sure that the swab tip does not come into contact with anything before insertion into the vaginal entrance.
4

Hold the VagiSense® test with your fingers on the handle of the swab.

5

Separate the vaginal outer layer of skin so the vagina is exposed.

6

Insert the yellow tip of the VagiSense® test until your fingers reach the outer skin of the vagina (approximately 5 cm into the mid-vagina) and rotate the swab several times. Do not touch the vaginal entrance.

7

Withdraw the VagiSense® test from your vagina. Carefully avoid the tip coming into contact with anything, and check that it has collected a visible amount of secretion.

8

Wait 10 seconds. Check the tip of the VagiSense® test for colour changes from yellow to blue or green. Note: If any bloodstain appears on the VagiSense® test, disregard the results.

9

Dispose of the VagiSense® test after use as you would with any other feminine hygiene product.

How to interpret VagiSense® results

VagiSense® changes colour (to blue or green) when the acidity of the vaginal discharge is abnormal (pH level is elevated or the vaginal discharge is “watery”). “Watery” discharge and elevated vaginal pH levels are known to accompany bacterial and parasitic infections.

Positive result:

After 10 seconds, if any part of the VagiSense® tip is stained blue or green, your vaginal acidity is abnormal, and the risk of having a bacterial/parasitic infection is high. You should consult your healthcare professional.

Negative result:

If the VagiSense® tip is not stained after 10 seconds, the risk of having a bacterial or parasitic infection is low. You may have a yeast infection, and you may consider using non-prescription treatments.

When to repeat the test

If you are not certain that the VagiSense® yellow tip came into contact with vaginal discharge, perform a second test immediately after the first, using a new VagiSense® test swab. If the VagiSense® yellow tip is stained blue or green on either test, your vaginal acidity is abnormal, and the risk of having a bacterial or parasitic infection is high. You should consult your healthcare professional.

When to consult your healthcare professional

Positive results (blue or green stain) should be reported to your healthcare professional as soon as possible.

For complete information, please see the VagiSense® product insert.

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